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Weather stations

Saturday July 18, 2015 Written by Published in Weather

The Cook Islands Meteorological Service is vetting tenders received for the installation of automatic weather stations on all inhabited islands.

 

Service director Arona Ngari says the stations are being installed in a bid to improve weather forecasting services in the Cook Islands.

He says the service is hoping to have a robust and sustainable early warning system following this development.

The new weather stations will upgrade the current stations that have been in place for 15 years.

“These new stations will allow the Cook Islands to closely monitor weather and climate on all islands and will contribute to the early warning for all islands,” Ngari says.

“Under the SRICC programme with the Office of the Prime Minister, this project, known as Climate Early Warning System (CLEWS) will assist the Cook Islands in our endeavours to enhance our capability to give our people a robust and sustainable early warning system that will help them to make informed decisions at crucial moments.”